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What was funny if you were there is that we were all immensely sophisticated people who knew exactly what she was going to say and we're chatting away, nice to see you. Anthony Holden#Funny 67
Anthony Holden#Funny 67
I first got to know Charles in the late seventies when I wrote an article and then a book about him and I think at the time he came across as quite appealing, it was probably the height of his popularity. Anthony Holden#Appealing 65
Anthony Holden#Appealing 65
I mean Buckingham Palace has never hired a professional public relations outfit let alone a Madison Avenue type and they would throw up their hands in horror at the very idea. Anthony Holden#alone 62
Anthony Holden#alone 62
I think her friends were worried that the bulimia might come back, about some psychological slide, and she was given breathing space to some extent by the media as much as she ever has been. Anthony Holden#Breathing 59
Anthony Holden#Breathing 59
You do now have one in three people, as shown by the famous Carlton Monarchy debate poll, saying they want to get rid of the Monarchy. That was unthinkable even three, four years ago. Anthony Holden#Carlton 54
Anthony Holden#Carlton 54
If you have an anecdote from one source, you file it away. If you hear it again, it may be true. Then the more times you hear it the less likely it is to be true. Anthony Holden#Again 45
Anthony Holden#Again 45
I personally felt that his ad hominen attacks on British architects were not the sort of thing a Prince of Wales should be doing because, apart from anything else, they put various people out of business. Anthony Holden#Anything 40
Anthony Holden#Anything 40
Among other things they picked out a detail that Charles had been offered the Governorship of Hong Kong in its dying days by Thatcher in return for shutting up about the inner cities. He quite rightly in my view led the paper on this story. Anthony Holden#Among 31
Anthony Holden#Among 31
Charles was very intent to use his years as Prince of Wales to make his mark while he still had freedom of maneuver that he wouldn't have as King. The first subject he really went for was architecture. It made an impact. Anthony Holden#Architecture 29
Anthony Holden#Architecture 29
It was delightful but, of course, it was pretty insulting to my professional reputation. Anthony Holden#Course 28
Anthony Holden#Course 28
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